Book Reviews

Book Review: This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward

Image via Goodreads

Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo…

Gray just knows it’s going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show up…and they aren’t quite so complimentary.

A book within a book, this colorful tale explores the ideas of fitting in, appreciating others, and looking at things from another perspective and also uses personality and wit to introduce basic color concepts.


My Review: I wanted to read This Book Is Gray because I saw it was a nominee for a Goodreads award, I liked the title, and the cover art was cute. I was very curious about what this story could possibly be.

This Book Is Gray is a well-written, wonderfully illustrated story. I loved the play on words. The book does well introducing color vocabulary and concepts in an understandable way for kids. There’s a deeper meaning about inclusivity as Gray tries to show the other colors and the reader that the color gray is as equally cool and fun as the other colors. This was a super cute story.

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